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Bitesize Barbican

It’s easy and affordable to experience what the Barbican has to offer. Short on time? Strapped for cash? We’ve got you covered. 

A person dressed as Mary Stuart kneels on the floor in an old-fashioned gown with a lighted match in their hand and a letter in the other.
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Theatre & dance

Theatre & Dance Winter/Spring 2024

A man and a woman look solemnly forward from a landscape.
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Cinema

Emerging Film Curators Film Series

Four programmes that tackle global fishing communities, rituals of grief around the world, experimental Yugoslavian women's films, and the future of neurodiverse cinema.

Sakari Oramo conducting, with circular orange swirls around him
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Classical music

BBC Symphony Orchestra Multibuy Feb–Jul 2024

You can save with our BBC Symphony Orchestra Multibuy.

Players of the Academy of Ancient Music standing with their instruments in the Barbican Conservatory
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music Multibuy Feb–Jul 2024

You can save with our Academy of Ancient Music Multibuy.

Hannah Ryggen, Blood in the Grass, 1966.
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Art & design Cinema Talks & events Tours & public spaces

Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art

Our public programme will give you the opportunity to learn more about the artworks and themes of Unravel, as we take a closer look at the power and politics of textiles in art.

Abel Selaocoe looking upwards with his eyes closed, holding his cello
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Classical music

Artist Spotlight: Abel Selaocoe

Trailblazing cellist and vocalist Abel Selaocoe joins us for an Artist Spotlight series.

Barbie surveys her queendom
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Cinema

Oscar Week 2024

We are delighted to present 16 screenings in collaboration with the Academy Awards! 

Kids have fun together in a joyous scene
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Cinema

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2024

Change starts here.

Two people look on in a neon soaked street
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Cinema

Queer East Festival 2024

Queer East is a cross-disciplinary festival that showcases boundary-pushing queer cinema, moving image work and live arts from, and about, East and Southeast Asia and its diaspora communities.